Kettletown State Park to Reopen in Time for Holiday Weekend

Kettletown State Park in Southbury will reopen Friday, just in time for the holiday weekend.

The park had been closed for cleanup after powerful storms, including tornadoes, came through Connecticut and caused extensive damage.

Crews worked furiously through the weekend and continue work through the week to clear up Kettletown which was hit by a downburst. The park will reopen at noon Friday.

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“We are pleased to announce that Kettletown State Park will reopen in time for the Memorial Day weekend,” said DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee in a statement. “This is truly a credit to the hard working women and men of DEEP who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to get this park ready for holiday weekend.”

Two other state parks, Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden and Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford, remain closed. The Squantz Pond State Park and Candlewood Lake State Park Boat Launches, both in New Fairfield, are also closed.

DEEP Environmental Conservation police are doing extra patrols to enforce closures.

For a full list of Connecticut State Parks, click here.

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